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Old 03-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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hydraulic fan

My 1980 Foretravel pusher has a rather troublesome belt-driven fan system.

I have begun the research and parts gathering to convert it to a hydraulic set-up.

I have acquired a transit bus hydraulic fan motor and need to figure out how to drive it. My only option is a belt drive pump and I am sure to have to make a bracket or two.

Can any of you fellow vintage folks provide me with a pump manufacturer, part number, picture or advice?

As usual, this project is so off the wall that I can't find any info in the conventional planned obsolesence (sp) throw-away world we live in.
Any input would be greatly appreciated
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Does your unit have air brakes? If so I would go to an air hub and controller, much easier and most likely cheaper than a hyd system. You can get these parts at just about any truck supply house.
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Good idea thanks, my problem however is that I have a side radiator. The fan is currently driven through a belt system and right-angle box. That's why I need to go hydraulic
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your best bet is to find a salvage yard that handles the types of buses you want to make your system into....
the ones i have seen use a direct crank mounted pump and bypassing controller this was on heavy equipment so may differ
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your best bet is to find a salvage yard that handles the types of buses you want to make your system into....
the ones i have seen use a direct crank mounted pump and bypassing controller this was on heavy equipment so may differ
Norther tool has a belt drive electric clutch pump that may do the trick. That and a temp switch with relay and an adjustable flow controller and I am closer than I was
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Rick,
Just stumbled across your post. There is a fellow that rebuilds Foretravel FTXs. Here is a link to one of his rebuilds: Keep Those Classics Rolling He even includes his email address if you need any help. He has done a lot of hunting for parts and what can be used to replace obsolete parts. Hope this is some help.
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Rick,
Just stumbled across your post. There is a fellow that rebuilds Foretravel FTXs. Here is a link to one of his rebuilds: Keep Those Classics Rolling He even includes his email address if you need any help. He has done a lot of hunting for parts and what can be used to replace obsolete parts. Hope this is some help.
Ahhhh
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Thanks a lot!
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